Grove City police said a resident in the 2700 block of Kingston Avenue reported her house was burglarized March 7.
The woman said a safe containing numerous bonds, valued at $76,000 total, and jewelry valued at $5,000 was taken from one of her bedrooms, according to reports.
She said a man knocked on her door around 2:38 p.m. and when she answered, began talking about tearing down her fence.
The woman said this upset her and she walked outside with him and went around to the back yard.
The victim said the man was talking to someone on a walkie-talkie while they were outside, according to reports.
After about 10 minutes, the man left and the woman went back to the house. She said she noticed her front door was open, although she remembered closing it as she went outside with the man.
She looked around her house and discovered the safe was missing, then called police.
At 4:30 p.m., a Madison County sheriff's deputy contacted Grove City police to report the safe had been found on County Road, according to reports. The safe's door was removed and damaged, although some documents were still in the safe.
In other recent Grove City police reports:
* A resident in the 3400 block of Red Cedar Court reported March 8 that a gold engagement ring, valued at $15,000, was stolen from her house during a party held Dec. 31.
The woman said she had removed the ring and placed it in a drawer as she prepared food before the party. When she went to retrieve the ring on New Year's Day, it was gone. She said about 20 people attended her party.
She said had informed several of her guests that the ring was missing, hoping that someone would return it, according to reports. She also checked with several pawn shops, but none of them had the ring.
* A resident in the 4400 block of Bryston Road reported March 4 that a wedding band and three rings were stolen from a container in a storage room at her house.
She said she is in the process of selling some of her property and had hired a company to assist her. On March 1, an employee of the company was at the house to help the victim tag items and was upstairs unaccompanied while the resident was downstairs, according to reports. The victim subsequently discovered the jewelry was missing.
Total loss was $3,200, reports stated.
* A police officer recovered a stolen car March 9 in the parking lot of a motel in the 1900 block of Stringtown Road.
The officer was driving through the parking lot when he checked the license plate on one of the cars and discovered the car had been reported stolen in Columbus. Columbus police confirmed the car had been stolen.
* A resident in the 5300 block of Forest Glen Drive told police March 5 that $1,000 in cash, a video game and a game controller were stolen from his house.
The man said the items were taken between 8:30 p.m. March 4 and 12:45 p.m. March 5 while a friend had been staying with him.
He said he discovered the items were missing after his friend left.
He said he contacted a local game shop and employees confirmed they had just purchased a used video game matching the description of the one stolen from him, reports stated.